Patient Outcomes Culture – A Healthcare Game Changer
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Patient Outcomes Culture – A Healthcare Game Changer

tkilpatrick - August 20, 2015

The fifty-four year old Dennis Manners suffered from alcoholism and seizures. He was treated 337 times in the Emergency room in less than two years. He racked up $626,143 in…

Health Reform
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Are We Treating Symptoms While Ignoring the Cause?

tkilpatrick - June 4, 2015

Mary is admitted to the hospital with symptoms caused by high blood sugar. She has type 2 diabetes and is overweight. The hospital staff restores her fluids…

Health Reform
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Fragmentation: The Enemy of Patient Outcomes

tkilpatrick - May 1, 2015

My friend’s dad was advised by his cardiologist that he needed a coronary angioplasty procedure. My friend and his family pushed back with their dad, telling him…

It’s Time to Measure Patient Outcomes
Business
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Business
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It’s Time to Measure Patient Outcomes

tkilpatrick - April 16, 2015

Quality measures, low service utilization or the absence of poor performance is not measuring patient outcomes Quality measures, low service utilization or the absence of poor performance…

Will Accountable Care Be a Game Changer?
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Will Accountable Care Be a Game Changer?

tkilpatrick - March 17, 2015

First, I’m referring to Accountable Care and not the Affordable Care Act (ACA aka Obamacare). The ACA expansion of healthcare insurance coverage is a game changer to…

We’ll Have to Get to Know Patients Better
Business
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Business
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We’ll Have to Get to Know Patients Better

tkilpatrick - February 18, 2015

We’ll have to get to know patients, their needs; then build a care system around them.It may be hard to imagine a healthcare system tailored to address…

Will It Be About Patients This Time?
Business
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Business
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Will It Be About Patients This Time?

tkilpatrick - January 22, 2015

We are beginning the third transformational wave of trying to improve health care outcomes and reduce costs. The transformation is being driven by the familiar strategy of…

Business
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What If We Paid for Patient Recovery?

tkilpatrick - November 6, 2014

What if we paid for patient recovery rather than just patient services?What if we paid to treat patients rather than just conditions?What if we paid to personalize care rather just population health quality measures? What if…

Why Patients Need “E Interventions” Now
Business
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Business
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Why Patients Need “E Interventions” Now

tkilpatrick - October 9, 2014

"The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet." – William Gibson "The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet." – William GibsonWe can sequence human…

Business
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What Do We Really Know About Patients?

tkilpatrick - September 28, 2014

"Mary is a 90 year old woman that is admitted to the hospital for Congestive Heart Failure." This is the beginning of the story that's been told…